About

Pat Harty

Born and raised in Des Moines, Pat Harty has lived in Iowa City since 1991. He has covered University of Iowa athletics throughout that time, including for 23 years as a beat reporter/columnist for the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper from 1991 to 2014. He grew up playing sports and is the younger brother of former Iowa linebacker Frank Harty. His twitter is @PatHarty.

Tyler Devine

Tyler Devine is an Iowa City native and a journalism student at the University of Iowa. He has been working with Pat Harty for the past four years. Tyler’s great, great uncle is Iowa football legend Aubrey Devine and his great grandfather, Glenn Devine, also played football at Iowa. Both were a part of Iowa’s first Big Ten Championship team in 1921.

Tyler currently lives in Iowa City with his wife, two dogs and cat. When he is not writing or studying, Tyler enjoys playing video games, listening to records and having a couple beers with friends at George’s Buffet.

Dirk Keller

For over 40 years, Dirk has lived and breathed Hawkeye and high school sports. The long time Iowa City resident has worked at KRNA Radio, KCRG TV and currently owns The Common Sense Collective advertising agency.

Put his sports and marketing experience to work for you. Ask Dirk how you can support our efforts to bring fans the best stories, exclusive podcasts, and up to the minute scores with no subscription. Call or text him at 319.430.4741, email hawkeyedirk@mchsi.com. or fill out the form on the Advertise With Us page.


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